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Feature Film about Richard Turner

By Richard | February 12, 2014

There is a feature documentary in production about the life of Card Master Richard Turner. The movie is called “Dealt.” You can follow the progress of the film on the following social media: OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE   Facebook   Twitter (@dealtmovie)     Please join us in this amazing journey! Photo by:

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“CBS This Morning” interview with Richard Turner

By Richard | February 12, 2014

Richard Turner and his family were featured on the television show “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. David Rubin, CBS Producer, said, “When I heard about Richard Turner… I thought this is one of the greatest stories never told. Turner’s life story is too incredible for fiction.” Take a look at this video…

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Documentary to Reveal Local Magician’s Life, Wisdom … and Tricks? from Rivard Report

By Richard | September 5, 2013

The following article by Iris Dimmick was posted on the Rivard Report on September 2, 2013: Richard Turner is explaining how to cheat at playing cards to a little boy as I approach the velvet table. He perfectly shuffles a deck of cards while describing the late-1950s television show, “Maverick,” as the inspiration for his…

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Richard Turner discussed in radio interview with Alex Stone

By Richard | July 19, 2013

During a radio interview called Sleight of Hand  (July 16, 2013) on the NPR talk show “Think,” KERA’s Krys Boyd discussed Richard Turner with Alex Stone, author of the book Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind.

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New Film about Richard Turner in Production

By Richard | July 19, 2013

A new biographical film about Richard Turner is currently in production from Austin film director Luke Korem. “The autobiographical film will feature interviews from Turner’s wife Kim, other family members, friends, magicians and Turner’s hometown of San Diego.” This article from mySanAntonio tells the story: Download a PDF copy of the article: Newspaper article about…

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Richard Turner’s Million Dollar Thumb as Fish Bait

By Richard | February 21, 2013

In Costa Rica over Christmas 2012, my son Asa Spades, my brother Mike, and I caught one four- foot Mahi Mahi, one nine-foot marlin, and five seven-foot sailfish. For one of the sailfish, I used my right thumb for bait. Enjoy the 45 second video of the seven-foot sailfish tasting my thumb.

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Richard Turner Interview on Swedish Podcast

By Richard | February 8, 2013

Richard Turner was interviewed by Samuel Varg Thunberg on February 5, 2013 for a podcast in Sweden.

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Reviews of Conned

By Richard | February 4, 2013

SHOW REVIEW: “Conned”@ City Theatre Posted up by DC-in-Detroit on 18.1.13 New friend of MCB, Jayme, subjected himself to the conmen down at City Theatre to bring us this special report. This Thursday evening, we were fortunate enough to be in the audience for the opening night of “Conned” at Detroit’s City Theatre. This 3-hour…

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Conning in a Theater Near You!

By Richard | December 14, 2012

Conning soon in a theater near you: Conned is the first show of its kind. The cast of “con artists,” cheats, and swindlers expose the secrets of the streets in a wild night of schemes and scams. The cast features four of the most renowned international con artists: Bob Arno, Banachek, Todd Robbins, and Richard…

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Talk about Richard Turner

By Richard | November 26, 2012

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer interviews a number of authors  including Alex Stone who writes about Richard Turner. You can watch the interview at Diving into dark depths of fiction – lighter with magic. Richard is mentioned after the commercials then at 10 minutes into the piece.